What are organics? Whenever I see a home I like or in my own home resembling the feel of organic I say “it’s organic.” But what does it really mean? Usually organics are carbon-based substances derived from living things like plants and animals. Examples include everything we grow and eat, soil, natural fibers like cotton or woods that are all compounds composed of carbon, hydrogen, and other elements with chain or ring structures. Basically, organics are any materials composed of living or dead carbon-based organisms. Those examples would be materials made from recycled wood pulp and paper. How about organic foods? Well they are nutrients that contain carbon such as: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and vitamins which are organic by definition. Although we need to consider what is deemed organic may not always be 100% organic, especially with the chemicals incorporated into materials to help add color to fabric or furnishings, or longevity to fruits and vegetables….
Follow ideas for turning your home into an earthy escape with warm woods that are either furnishings, drifts or jutes! How about botanical motifs like orchids, plants and flowers. Getting a nature-inspired palette will classify your home as organic. Be it your furnishings or the foods you eat.
Here are a few of my favourites found around our Villa today!
Note: Some sedimentary rocks are organic such as coal or chalk, but majority of rocks are inorganic. Any hydrocarbons that might seep into a rock, such as methane would mean the rock included organic material, but most rocks are igneous. However, I consider the look of rocks as organic. Wink!